At Sunday’s (August 26) Carlsbad Music Festival, the programming verged on offering something for everyone, with juxtapositions of musical style appearing like the flashing colored lights in a classic pinball machine.
Spending a day at the Carlsbad Music Festival, August 24-26, 2018, reminds the followers of new music that there is no right way to do or to define contemporary music. Like visiting that ice cream emporium chain that advertises 33 flavors, at Carlsbad you are likely to discover a flavor you haven’t yet tried.
Philosophers and playwrights like to tackle big questions, though when a playwright writes like a philosopher it takes a special audience to appreciate the result. Noah Haidle’s play, Smokefall, eloquently challenges that special audience and those who rise to the challenge will be richly rewarded…
La Jolla SummerFest titled its Wednesday, August 22, concert “An Evening with Emanuel Ax.” But it was much better than that. It turned out to be an evening with Emanuel Ax and friends.
The La Jolla SummerFest concert on August 21 presented a beautifully performed program that captured that late Romantic flowering of French chamber music from Charles Gounod to Maurice Ravel.
On the sunny Riviera of the 1930s, Facist troops take a break from combat to pursue the ancient nonsense of the beloved Shakespearean comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ almost everybody does a fine job and there’s one extraordinary turn.